February 2011

Persistence pays for Painted Hills

0211_PaintedHills_01Mehrten Homer, president of Painted Hills Natural Beef, makes a bold shift from mass meat to premium products.

Input: Time to overhaul state's tax system

As the tax debate rages in the halls of Congress and Salem, we asked readers for their opinions on a variety of state and federal tax issues.

From the Editor: Stories of success bring springtime to February

As I look at the sum of all the parts of this issue, I’m more than a little surprised at how the unintentional theme is success. Big and small, urban and rural. We didn’t plan it that way, but there it is.